To do something; to execute.
“The scientists performed several experiments.”
“It took him only twenty minutes to perform the task.”
To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it.
“She will perform in the play.”
“The magician performed badly – none of his tricks worked.”
“The string quartet performed three pieces by Haydn.”
An object that has undergone preliminary shaping but is not yet in its final form.
The rough, incomplete and unused basic form of a stone tool.
A word that is no longer in use, but has been reconstructed from current ones.
To shape something before some other operation.
carry out, accomplish, or fulfil (an action, task, or function)
“I have my duties to perform”
work, function, or do something well or to a specified standard
“the car performs well at low speeds”
“our £120 million investment in the company is not performing at present”
have successful or satisfactory sexual intercourse with someone
“when I go to bed with any other woman I am quite unable to perform”
present (a form of entertainment) to an audience
“the play has already been performed in Britain”
entertain an audience, typically by acting, singing, or dancing on stage
“the band will be performing live in Hyde Park”
form (something) beforehand
“a preformed pool”